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Scholar probes tales of violence, intrigue that played out before Jamestown

It was not uncommon for 15th- and 16th-century European explorers in the New World to capture native peoples to serve as translators and guides.


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Camera Heritage Museum offers Pearl Harbor Day exhibit

The Camera Heritage Museum in Staunton will be featuring an exhibit on WWII photographic memorabilia starting on Pearl Harbor Day.


UVA faculty lead global effort to combat religious violence

The University of Virginia is at the heart of a global network of academics, politicians and activists urgently working to stop the spread of religion-related violence.


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Fifth annual GermanFest set for Sept. 12

GermanFest, which celebrates German Heritage in America, will be held on September 12th from 10am – 6pm at 11523 Back Road, Toms Brook, on the grounds of the Shenandoah Germanic Heritage Museum.


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Historic maps that helped shape the United States: Exhibit sponsored by Augusta Historical Society

Maps show location, but also mirror their times. The Augusta Historical Society will open an exhibit of maps September 5 at the R. R. Smith Center for History and Art, maps from the early 17th century to the early 18th century that not only show our nation as it became a nation, but may have played a role in that transformation.


Battlefields Foundation announces preservation of five acres at Third Winchester

Five acres on the core of the Third Winchester battlefield are now forever protected. This includes the site where the Army of the Shenandoah, commanded by Union Gen. Philip Sheridan crossed Opequon Creek early on the morning of September 19, 1864.


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Charles F. Bryan Jr. launches new book at Virginia Historical Society

On Thursday, July 9 at noon, Virginia Historical Society president emeritus Charles F. Bryan Jr. will deliver a Banner Lecture entitled “The History Crisis in America: Myth and Reality” and will launch his new book,Imperfect Past: History in a New Light.


U.S. Military History Weekend in Waynesboro

A free U.S. Military History Weekend is being held June 6-7 at Ridgeview Park in Waynesboro. The event is open from 9am to 5pm on Saturday and from 10am to 4pm on Sunday.


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Virginia Museum of Transportation announces return of Norfolk & Western Class J 611 steam passenger locomotive

For nearly 20 years she’s sat silent, but on Saturday, May 30, the Norfolk & Western Class J 611™ Steam Passenger Locomotive, the most powerful steam passenger locomotive ever built, will triumphantly return to her hometown of Roanoke, Virginia under her own steam power.


Memorial Day event: Free symphony concert at Virginia State Capitol

A free symphony concert and Civil War-themed walking tour will be held at the State Capitol on Memorial Day, to mark the end of the statewide sesquicentennial commemoration of the Civil War and emancipation.


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The Stonewall Brigade Band: 160 years and beyond

The 160-year history of Staunton’s own Stonewall Brigade Band will be detailed through photographs and historical artifacts in an Augusta County Historical Society exhibit opening May 15 at the R. R. Smith Center for History and Art in Staunton.


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UVA oral history project finding unique vantage point of civil rights era teachers

Civil rights leader Gardner C. Taylor, a close friend of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., died in March at the age of 96. His death is a poignant reminder to scholars working to preserve the stories of civil rights leaders that time is short.


Holocaust Remembrance Activities at Washington and Lee

Holocaust Remembrance will be observed at Washington and Lee University with a talk by a Holocaust survivor and the screening of a film set during World War II.


James I. Robertson to headline Bridgewater College Civil War Institute

James I. Robertson Jr. – one of the nation’s most distinguished Civil War historians – will headline the eighth annual Bridgewater College Civil War Institute on Saturday, March 21.


Scottsville observes the 150th anniversary of General Sheridan’s campaign in Albemarle County

Beginning on Friday, the Scottsville Museum will commemorate Sheridan’s raid on the town of Scottsville, which took place in March 1865.


Valley author to speak on controversial aviator Charles Lindbergh

A noted former Smithsonian curator, aviation enthusiast and author will speak to his passion – Charles Lindbergh – Thursday, February 19, at the Smith Center in Staunton.


Selma, and the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Spoiler alert: Selma, in theaters now, ends on a high note, with Martin Luther King Jr. on the steps of the State Capitol in Birmingham, Ala., marking the end of a campaign that pushed Congress to pass the Voting Rights Act of 1965.


JMU men’s basketball blows by Drexel, 54-35

James Madison overcame a slow start and completely shut down Drexel’s offense, allowing the third-lowest point total in program history in a 54-35 Wednesday night.


UVA football adds Dave Borbely, Chris Beatty to coaching staff

UVA football head coach Mike London announced today the hiring of Dave Borbely as the offensive line coach and Chris Beatty as the running backs coach.


Remarks by House Speaker Bill Howell on the 2015 General Assembly Session

Text of remarks from House Speaker Bill Howell on the opening of the 2015 Virginia General Assembly session.